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Active Directory - File Shares User Rights

Hi,

we have a "File Server" running on windows server 2003 R2 in our domain with 1,2 TB of user data... :)
With over thousands of folders and subfolders. And right now we have no way of knowing which user have what right to what folder (or subfolder)...
My question is, is there any kind of program, script, or some another way to see which user has what right to a folder on that server?
For example, we have folder "Production" with 10 subfolders, and we want to know what right does a user "John" have for that folder and subfolders.

Hope somebody knows how to solve this cause I am out of ideas :)
Thanks
Microsoft Server OSActive DirectoryWindows Server 2003

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Sebastianpervan

8/22/2022 - Mon
gaurav2rawat

You could use ad ntfs permissions analyzer which gives all the shared and ntfs permission
her is the link, good luck.

http://www.solarwinds.com/products/freetools/permissions_analyzer_for_active_directory/
Sebastianpervan

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Hi gaurav2rawat,

thanks for the suggestion, I actually already tried it, but unfortunately is only shows permissions for one folder (that you choose) not the subfolders in it.

I am really stuck on this one... :/
Because I would like to list for all the the users all the folders that they can access. And then to see which users have too much rights and acess.
gaurav2rawat

Hello

You'll have to manually check it for all the folders as even other tools that are available doesn't really tells the permission for subfolders. You could try AD Manager plus but I doubt even that'll provide such granularity.
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Pber

A free tool might be tough.  As dvt_localboy mentioned auditors typically use dumpsec and troll through the output.

At one time we used this: http://www.quest.com/enterprisesecurityreporter/ (it was still Scriptlogic at the time).  It will collect all your security from all your folders/files, etc and place them in a database that can then be queried any which way you like.  We used it for duplicate group cleanup.
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Thank You all for your replies, I will test these applications in these few days and get back to you!
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Regards,
Sebastian
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Last time I checked, dumpsec was free and pretty easy to use.
It has many builtin queries and reports, available at a click.
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Thanks everyone for the help, I've distributed points based on the speed of the posts and applications cost :)
Both application will do the trick!

Thanks,
Sebastian